Detectives have appealed for information after a report of a man trying to rob an off licence using a meat cleaver.
Detective Sergeant Bell said the incident happened at a premises in the Main Street Area on Monday.
“Shortly before 10:45pm, it was reported that a man armed with a suspected meat cleaver entered a shop in the area and approached the off-licence section,” he said.
“The man then threatened a male member of staff, striking a perplex screen during the incident. The member of staff was not injured, as the male made off empty handed towards the Main Street area. He was described as being of slim build, 5”7 in height, aged in his mid-20s, with dark hair and of an unshaven complexion. The male was described as wearing a black coloured hooded top and a black jacket over it, black trainers and a dark coloured face mask.”
Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information on the incident has been asked to call 101 quoting reference 600 for July 12.
Meanwhile, police in Newry have also called for information about an assault in the Sugar Island area of Newry in the early hours of Sunday.
Shortly after 2.30am, officers received a report that two men in their twenties were assaulted by two unknown males as they were making their way towards a taxi depot.
Both of the victims were taken to hospital where they needed treatment for facial injuries.
Anyone with information on this assault has been asked to call 101, quoting reference 351 for July 11.